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I am a designer; I have always been naturally creative. I have been drawing my whole life. Bright, vibrant colors are my favorite, could you guess?

I was born in the ‘80s, grew up in the ‘90s, then started working. Pretty typical storyline of human life. After high school I went into the Army. In basic training, my nickname was Private Benjamin because of my likeness to Goldie Hawn, ever see the movie? It was pretty challenging for me—former high school cheerleader—so maybe my demeanor didn’t take away from the comparison!

After the military, I graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, VT. I love the snow and I love Vermont. People are very outdoorsy and having an active lifestyle is very normal. I learned to snowboard while I was there working for Burton Snowboards.

Fast forward eight years, I work for a government contractor and I now have 11 years’ work experience (nine years in the creative field). I am usually very candid, curious and intuitive. I love to learn and listen to people. I could go on and on, but what will we have left to talk about in person?

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Branding is my favorite. I love it. There is something about making and implementing a brand that makes me so happy! Designers typically are very passionate about brands. It drives everything in the company—from the brand personality to actual deliverables like brochures. It is the mental image people get when they think of you and everything you are.

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Print has been around for centuries. It started the entire field of graphic design…laying out type, creating advertisements, posters, and packaging. It is essentially creating a printed visual to communicate information. I love laying out printed material. It feels so good to hold something “hot off the press.” My printed items are irreplaceable.

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Interactive design is so fun. I have been doing video and web design since college, but in the past couple of years I have had a stronger focus on video and e-learning interactive design. This field has really proven to be something I enjoy—and something I am good at. It is alive…storytelling in motion.

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I am a natural leader. I think my time in the military really allowed me to really focus and become more aware of my natural leadership skills. I am fun, outgoing, and empathetic. Leadership to me is about getting away from the “I” statements and focusing on the “we.” It is about teamwork, collaboration, and motivation.

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– Creative Director, The Bowen Group

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[dropcap]1[/dropcap]9-to-5. My career is designing all types of things and it is a lot of fun! I really like having the routine of a solid, predictable schedule. In my current position, I lead a team of e-learning and video designers for a government contractor. I am open to talk about other opportunities that may align with my skills in print, video, branding, government, art direction, and management. I feel best when I am utilizing my leadership skills. I need a workplace that is flexible (I have AMAZING kids that keep me busy), that is honest, and that really values its employees.

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[dropcap]2[/dropcap] Freelance. It gives me an opportunity to work on other types of design that I don’t have an opportunity to work on during the day. In recent years, I have been busy making a family—getting a husband, a dog, and a couple of kids. My freelance work has slowed down a little bit, but now that my kids are getting a little older I have more time. Check out my work, and if you like what you see, shoot me an email: kristina at kristinaflowers dot com. I hope we can work together and get you exactly what you are looking for!

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[dropcap]3[/dropcap]The rest of my time is spent with my family. I love being a mom and spending time with my kids. I love tea, really good, loose-leaf tea. I love bulldogs. We have an English one named Grimm. I also love movie nights and my favorite movie is…well, currently it’s a three-way tie between Beetlejuice, Overboard, and Hot Tub Time Machine. I love Bikram yoga. We are Redskins fans. (Ask me about our famous Hail BBQ tailgate.) My site would not be complete without sharing with you, some of the things that I love.

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